New to Congress: Sean Patrick Maloney

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Sean Patrick Maloney, U.S. Representative representing the Hudson Valley, talks about his new role in Congress and his legislative priorities.


Sean Patrick Maloney

Comments [11]

Seek and you can find. This is from Mr. Baloney's Wikipedia page. Is this the business experience he was talking about on the show? If only Brian knew, I'm confident there would have been some probing questions into the client list for Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, and how many instances that client list intersected with Mr. Baloney's campaign contributors.
More reason to set an early date for his return to the show.

"From 2000 to 2003, Maloney served as Chief Operating Officer of Kiodex, Inc., a Warburg Pincus portfolio company that later became a subsidiary of SunGard.[8] Maloney was an associate at the law firm Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, specializing in institutional investigations until 2007, during which time he represented the family of hate crime victim Matthew Shepard.[9] In March 2011 he joined the law firm Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe as a partner.[10]"

Jan. 29 2013 12:12 PM

It was refreshing to listen to a non-ideological politician hold forth for so long without relying on the empty slogans and mindless slogans that so often spews from the political class. You should definitely have Mr. Baloney back to report on his actual achievements.
I was wondering about what business he was in before entering public service?
And I was wondering what purpose he would task the Indian Point Nuclear Facility plant to once he succeeded in decommissioning it. Fish farming? Public housing?

Jan. 29 2013 12:00 PM
Ed from New Jersey

Indian Point supplies 30% of the electricity for Long Island and NYC. But with the reality of no new power plants of any type being built anywhere in the country. How will the loss of electricity be filled, not to mention supplying future demands of the area? I hear talking points but no solutions or ideas coming from the politicians.

Jan. 29 2013 11:47 AM
Bob from Westchester

Please consider another practical factor in shutting down Indian Point: without an income stream from generating electricity, who or what will pay for maintaining long-term protection for the radioactive spent fuel rods which will remain on-site for the foreseeable future? I am not talking terrorism risks (though important) but the inevitable natural breakdown of the containers over time (in this case, potentially thousands of years).

Jan. 29 2013 11:45 AM
Nancy from Nancy

wow... an interview with no answers... there are ways to do x and y... ok what are they! And a host that doesn't bother to press... great job guys.

Jan. 29 2013 11:44 AM
Christine from Westchester

All good ideas but at this point, it's all talk from a guy who hasn't started yet. There's alot of rough play in Washington. I wonder if he's ready for the fray.

Jan. 29 2013 11:43 AM
Bassett from Chappaqua

What a breath of intelligence from this congressman and huge improvement from that hack Hayworth.
Why in the world is Brian touting her embarrassing appearances on his show !

Jan. 29 2013 11:41 AM

As a constituent to an area that has seen a seesaw between solid Republican to Democrat to Republican to Dem again, Congressman Maloney's answers fits the bill: someone who will DO something for Orange County as well as those across the river in affluent NYC based Westchester. The issues he has listed are all correct and needing attention. If he actually gets something GOOD done, pragmatically, sensibly and functionally, he will represent us for a long time.

Jan. 29 2013 11:40 AM

for someone who talks about "working together" and being "adults"...he sure sounds bitter and divisive in his language towards Tea Party members (and no I'm not one).

Jan. 29 2013 11:32 AM
Bob from Brooklyn

I grew up in the newly minted 18th Congressional district and my parents still live there and are constituents of Rep. Maloney. They are proud to have him represent them. I wish I could have voted for you.

As a former prosecutor and new representative of the northern suburbs, I would like to know what Rep. Maloney is going to do about excessive and barbaric police actions and prosecutorial overreach. The Federal Judicial system is reprehensible. Federal Agents are rarely held accountable for breaking the law or lying or abusing people, and prosecutors aggressively go after people to help their careers. Isn't it time for the legislature to enact it's checks on a Federal justice system that regularly denies justice to citizens? To be clear, I am thinking of the Aaron Swartz case, excessive drug crime penalties, assets forfeiture, mandatory minimum sentences, denial of basic rights to trail without having to borrow a million dollars to defend oneself in court. All of these stories are, quite frankly, causing great fear and anxiety in the general law abiding public. People fear the government because they don't see it as being fair at all.

What are you going to do now that you represent the power of the people instead of state power?

Thank you for your time and response.

Jan. 29 2013 10:26 AM
George from Brooklyn

What does the congressman think of the situation in Egypt?

Jan. 29 2013 09:06 AM

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